GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Celtic is just one point away from clinching its first Scottish title since 2008 after beating St. Johnstone 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Greece striker Georgios Samaras opened the scoring in the 66th minute before Chris Millar's own goal sealed victory at Celtic Park, leaving Neil Lennon's side 18 points clear of Glasgow rival Rangers.
Celtic will have the opportunity to wrap up its 43rd Scottish title when it visits Kilmarnock next Saturday.
Defending champion Rangers, docked 10 points in February for going into administration, beat Motherwell 2-1 on Saturday to thwart Celtic's hopes of sealing the championship this weekend.
Celtic players warmed up for the match wearing No. 19 shirts as a tribute to former midfielder and current Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia on Friday.